Luke joined Travers Smith as a trainee in 2016 and in 2018 completed a secondment at Goldman Sachs International before qualifying into Travers Smith's Funds Department as an associate.
Luke works across both the listed and private funds teams supporting large and mid-market managers on their fundraising transactions as well as a variety of corporate actions including reorganisations and transfers of fund interests. Luke also has experience acting for a number of investment banks in their role as sponsor or financial adviser on listed fund transactions.
Listed funds experience
Luke has worked on a wide range of listed fund transactions acting for offshore funds and UK investment trusts as well as sponsors and financial advisers. In particular, Luke has experience acting on seeded and blind-pool initial public offerings and secondary fundraisings in the private equity, real estate, and debt sectors targeting institutional money in the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States as well as UK retail investors.
Private funds experience
Luke also has experience advising on a range of private fund transactions; acting for large institutional investors on their evaluation of proposed investments and the transfer of limited partnership interests, as well as large and mid-market managers on their various fundraising transactions and fund reorganisations.